Thursday, January 17, 2019 - 06:44

The Atlantic Veterinary College is seeking nominations for its 2018 Atlantic Award of Excellence in Veterinary Medicine and Animal Care. Nominations are due on January 31, 2019. 

Thursday, January 10, 2019 - 06:01

Dr. Ian Dohoo, professor emeritus of epidemiology, has been appointed to the Order of Canada. He received the honour for his contributions to veterinary and human epidemiology in developed and developing countries.

Friday, December 21, 2018 - 06:58

Patti Proud and Rodney Penny, of Charlottetown, bring Karma, their four-year-old Great White Pyrenees, to AVC every couple of months but not because she is sick. She comes to help save the lives of other dogs.

Thursday, December 13, 2018 - 07:32

Enooyaq Sudlovenick, a graduate student at AVC, has won a $15,000 W. Garfield Weston Award for Northern Research (Master’s level) from the Association of Canadian Universities for Northern Studies. 

Thursday, December 13, 2018 - 05:22

The Atlantic Veterinary College’s Diagnostic Services unit has been awarded $1.5 million in partnership with the Canadian Pork Council for a project that will improve detection of enteric diseases in swine. 

Tuesday, November 27, 2018 - 11:12

Students and faculty at the Atlantic Veterinary College were honoured at the College’s 2018 Fall Awards and Recognition Night held on October 3. Approximately $170,850 in scholarships and awards was presented to DVM students. Dr. Susan Dawson, Biomedical Sciences, received the Zoetis Carl J. Norden Distinguished Teacher Award, and Dr. Oriana Raab, Companion Animals, the SCVMA Teacher of the Year Award. As well, students who achieved an average of 80% or higher in the 2017–18 academic year were named to the AVC Dean’s Honour List. Congratulations, everyone!

Tuesday, November 27, 2018 - 10:59

Danielle Burnett, a student in AVC’s graduate studies program, presented at the 12th International Sea Lice 2018 conference held in Patagonia, Chile, from November 4–8. Her presentation, titled “Using a biological-physical model to quantify sea lice larval connectivity among salmon farms in the Broughton Archipelago, British Columbia, Canada,” won top prize in the “Best Oral Presentation” category. She is working toward her PhD in aquatic epidemiology. Congratulations, Danielle!

Tuesday, November 27, 2018 - 10:06

Clients of AVC’s Veterinary Teaching Hospital (VTH) got a “behind-the-scenes” look at some of the new and expanded specialty services offered by the hospital during the College’s third annual Client Appreciation Reception on November 1. 

Monday, November 19, 2018 - 06:37

The University of Prince Edward Island (UPEI) is participating in GivingTuesday on November 27, an international day of giving that follows Black Friday and Cyber Monday. The focus of this year’s campaign is to raise awareness of and funds for the Atlantic Veterinary College’s (AVC) Wildlife Service.

Wednesday, November 14, 2018 - 06:59

On Tuesday, November 20, the Atlantic Veterinary College will host a free public workshop about the Animal Welfare Act passed by the Government of Prince Edward Island in 2017. The workshop will take place in Lecture Theatre A at AVC starting at 7 p.m.

Thursday, October 18, 2018 - 07:26

Before an audience of over 100 people, two juvenile eagles stretched their wings and flew off into the sky at the Macphail Woods Ecological Forestry Project on Saturday, October 13, in Orwell, P.E.I. Prior to the release of the eagles, Mi’kmaq Elder Junior Peter-Paul led a smudging and drumming ceremony. 

Friday, October 5, 2018 - 05:48

Members of the public are welcome to attend the release of two juvenile bald eagles by the Atlantic Veterinary College’s Wildlife Service on Saturday, October 13, at 2 p.m., at Macphail Woods Ecological Forestry Project in Orwell, P.E.I. Prior to the release of the eagles, there will be a Mi’kmaq smudging ceremony and drumming. 

Thursday, October 4, 2018 - 09:41

The University of Prince Edward Island held its nineteenth annual Recognition of Founders ceremony on Friday, September 28, today in Don and Marion McDougall Hall to acknowledge those who have contributed to the University in a significant way. 

Wednesday, September 12, 2018 - 11:35

The Class of 2022 officially started their veterinary education on August 24 at their 2018 AVC-CVMA Blue Coat Ceremony. The new students were presented with blue lab coats, signifying the beginning of their four-year journey toward their doctor of veterinary medicine degrees.

Wednesday, September 12, 2018 - 10:30

AVC is embarking on an exciting project that will celebrate its long-standing relationship with the Canadian Wildlife Health Cooperative and recognize the remarkable career of renowned wildlife pathologist Dr. Pierre-Yves Daoust, Professor Emeritus, who retired from AVC in 2018.

Thursday, September 6, 2018 - 07:03

The Atlantic Veterinary College’s 2018 Animal Welfare in Practice conference shines a spotlight on the timely topic of whale stranding. Keynote speaker Dr. Michael Moore, Director, Marine Mammal Center at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Cape Cod, will give a public lecture called “Food for Thought: How we all kill whales” on Friday, September 14, at 7 p.m., in the Alex H. MacKinnon Auditorium, Don and Marion McDougall Hall, UPEI. The conference will take place at UPEI and AVC from September 14 to 15.

Friday, August 31, 2018 - 06:50

AVC’s 30th annual Open House will take place on Saturday, September 29, from 10 am until 2 pm. Hosted by AVC students, faculty, and staff, this family-friendly event offers the community an opportunity to get an inside view of a busy veterinary college.

Friday, August 31, 2018 - 06:14

The Atlantic Veterinary College's 2018 Summer Research and Leadership Program wrapped up on Wednesday, August 29, with the presentations of awards for poster presentations. The three-month program introduces veterinary and science students to careers in veterinary and biomedical research. 

Thursday, August 23, 2018 - 06:41

Over 400 delegates from around the world will gather in Charlottetown from September 2–6 for the 8th International Symposium on Aquatic Animal Health (ISAAH). The Atlantic Veterinary College and the Prince Edward Island (PEI) BioAlliance are partnering with the Fish Health Section (FHS) of the American Fisheries Society to host the symposium. 

Friday, July 27, 2018 - 12:10

Approximately 280 experts in animal behaviour and welfare from 27 countries will participate in the International Society for Applied Ethology 2018 Congress at UPEI from July 30 to August 3.


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